Courtney Love free again

Singer's house arrest lifted

Courtney Love was relieved of her house arrest sentence by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on Friday (February 3).

The singer was under orders not to leave her residence – except for work, medical, retail or family related purposes, after Judge Rand S. Rubin agreed she had progressed well in a court-ordered rehab program he sentenced her to late last year.

Love had originally been sent to rehab, and later put under house arrest after admitting to violating her probation on a number of charges this past summer.

After reviewing progress reports from her lawyers Howard Weitzman and Michael Rosenstein, Rubin lifted the rocker’s home-curfew before praising her in front of the court.

“We’re all pretty pleased with your progress,” he told the singer. “At this point your house arrest is complete.”

Love then took the opportunity to address the court’s role in her recovery.

“I just want to thank you for not being as punitive as you could have been,” she said, adding that her time under the direction of the law helped her overcome a “very gnarly drug problem.”

Rubin set the singer’s next date in court for May 12, when she will answer progress reports her lawyers will be required to submit on May 5.

“I want to let the community know I’m doing great,” she said to the Judge before leaving.